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NCD Action Plan

WHO has posted a discussion paper on the development of its NCD Action Plan 2013-20  http://who.int/nmh/events/2012/ncd_action_plan/en/index.html The document states that The UN Task Team on the Post-2015 Development Agenda recognized in its report that MDGs did not adequately address the increase of NCDs and it also states that  Overseas Development Assistance for NCDs has not maintained pace with the political commitments and the growing recognition of the magnitude and the consequences of the NCD epidemic. Given that tobacco is the leading risk factors for NCDs and kills more than 5 million people per year, this must change. Tobacco control must be integrated in the post 2015 UN Development agenda and it must also be integrated into policies across all government departments.

 

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